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producer  performer  engineer  educator



University of Notre Dame, BA cum laude

08/2006 - 05/2010

Double Major: International Peace Studies & Political Science (3.67, Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society)

Study Abroad: El Colegio de México (Spring 2009) • La Universidad de las Américas (Fall 2008)


useful expertise
  • pro audio: Ableton, Logic, Reaper, etc. MIDI devices mixing+mastering digital+analog consoles djay Pro, Traktor, CDJs

  • stage+studio performance: guitar vocals bass synths drum machines

  • photo+video: digital SLR camera operation Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro Resolume Arena OBS OSC NDI

  • computers: multimedia production system design (Mac, Windows, Linux) hardware upgrade+repair

  • language: academic+creative writing+editing Spanish fluency public speaking voice-overs

  • event production: booking+curation interactive space design stage+artist management

  • education: interdisciplinary arts curriculum design+delivery teaching artist hiring program management

community & production


Freelance Multimedia Technician, Consultant, & Artist | Yeshua Creates

06/2016 - Present

consult artists & producers on their tech setups • build & repair tech systems including computers & performance gear • document, edit, & publish digital content featuring the client • train clients how to use their gear • engineer shows & sessions • showcase my own creative work at events or online

Founder & Executive Director | Consensus Arts for Peace

10/2013 - Present

oversaw launch of community arts center on SW side Chicago, including: NFP incorporation • fiscal sponsorshipcrowdfunding campaign with CDFI support • intensive sound & lighting installs • wide-ranging arts education programs & events for local youth (in partnership w/ After School Matters, YMCA, & Chicago Public Schools)

Interactive Installation Artist & Recruitment Assistant | Electric Forest Festival

Summer 2015, 2016

assisted Nova Han in recruiting Chicago character artists (including myself) for a 1940s USO-style interactive installation (The Hangar) • performed as Poet for a secret section called The Poetry Brothel

Producer/Curator/MC/Performer | Super Healing Tour, 1st Ward Events (Chop Shop)


designed, booked, & guest-featured in an interactive experience for Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble to integrate parallel creative scenes via Dixon’s Violin, thai bodyworker Isaac Keith, mystical painter Ryan Blume

12/2015, 12/2016, 09/2017, 12/2017

do-it-all production assistant & sound engineer for multimedia immersion experiences at Chop Shop, Moonlight Studios, Baderbrau, Hubbard St. Cave, & Ravenswood Event Center

Summer 2013, 2015, 2018

oversaw production of main performance stage at Burning Man including: book acts • install sound system • live mixing & recording • stage management

Assistant Producer, Audio Enginer | Cypher Live, Creative Cypher

06/2015 - 11/2018

general production assistant & live sound engineer for bimonthly event at Blue 1647 in Pilsen, Chicago


in partnership with Que4, co-coordinated over 20+ art vendors/installations along with 30+ music, dance, & spoken word acts • ran live sound • co-hosted 500+ attendees as a benefit for local youth arts programs

10/2012 - 08/2013

booked, coordinated, & produced music, poetry, & dance projects for international participatory arts festival at Garfield Park Conservatory designed to promote personal & social transformation through creative expression

Community Outreach Coordinator | LA Burning Man Decompression Festival

07/2012 - 10/2012

arranged first annual pre-event art workshops for at-risk groups from LA Boys & Girls Club, LACAN, Aztecs Rising, & LeRoy Haynes Center • co-coordinated media relations during the event

Public Benefits VISTA Paralegal & Volunteer | LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation)

08/2011 - 05/2014

legal advocate for 190 cases (mostly Spanish-speakers) • trained & supervised pro bono attorneys on SNAP cases • outreach to community & service providers on DHS • partnered with state-level DHS administrators

teaching & mentoring


Lead Instructor & Studio Director | Creaudio, Consensus & Que4 Radio

03/2015 - 10/2018

designed music production curriculum • taught program to youth after school at Gage Park High School & After School Matters • ran community studio at Que4 Radio Studios • satellite sessions in New Orleans, LA & Oaxaca, Mexico

Panelist & Lecturer on Media Arts in Peace Studies | Notre Dame & St. Mary’s

09/2014 - 03/2015

invited by Notre Dame’s Peace Institute & their associates at nearby college to do panel presentations & guest lectures for students about roles of arts/media in peacebuilding—featuring Consensus’ work, including performance/narrrative by Consensus musical artist, Abraham Mellish (ZONDO)


conducted poetry workshops for TCEP’s summer youth program

04/2011 - 04/2014

co-organized biennial Undergraduate Student Conference on Mexico at Notre Dame • managed & mentored revisions/edits of best conference papers to publish JUROM Vol. 1 & 2

09/2009 - 05/2010, 09/2007 - 12/2007

volunteer instructor for at-risk youth violence prevention program in South Bend, IN (4th-12th Grade) • composed, recorded, & produced the first official Take Ten Theme Song (co-written with students)

English Writing Tutor, University Writing Center | Notre Dame

08/2009 - 04/2010, 08/2007 - 07/2008

led sessions for graduate, undergraduate, & Upward Bound students to improve syntax & argumentation

4th & 6th Grade ESL Teacher, La Escuela Lázaro Cárdenas | UDLA Puebla

08/2008 - 12/2008

taught English to low-income elementary students in small village (Cholula, Mexico) at public school, especially learning & performing songs by The Beatles for vocabulary & pronunciation lessons

Live Sound Engineer | The Gala Chicago

10/2013 - 10/2017

ran sound for all major events (100-300 attendees, 10-20 performances per event)

Broadcast Engineer, Studio Designer, Live Sound | Que4 Radio Studios

04/2014 - 03/2020

install, configured, & trained members on radio broadcast, podcast, recording, & stage gear • ran event sound

Sound Engineer & Production Consultant | City Point Community Church

07/2013 - 08/2014

ran sound & lighting for Sunday services & special events • researched & installed pro audio gear

Resident DJ, Live Performer, Sound Engineer, & Video Artist | Freakeasy

05/2014 - 09/2019

ran outdoor sound & music for 6-12 hour events at venues such as Concord Music Hall & Metro (installing my own system) • curated musical acts • played "Live PA" & DJ sets • composed/mapped video projections

Assistant Sound Engineer | Stitely Entertainment

12/2011 - 10/2013

assisted lead engineer with PA setup/teardown for 8-piece live for weddings & corporate events

Performer, DJ, Sound Healer, Stage | Sukhava Bodhe Yoga & Music Festival

08/2014, 08/2016, 08/2017

various roles during 4-day at outdoor festival in collaboration with Audible Sound Productions


in collaboration with 500 Live, helped stage-manage over 30 performers including Crucial Conflict in Garfield Park, Chicago



pro audio & stage
honors & achievements


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